Special Session MLIS Course Rotations

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The SJSU School of Information will try to follow the proposed course rotations outlined below. However, actual schedules are subject to change and dependent on enrollment trends and budget. Classes may be offered in variable units (one unit, or two units or three units).

Be sure each semester to check out MARA course offerings. MLIS students can also take MARA courses. You do not need to meet MARA prerequisites.

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Topics by Course and Semester

INFO 220

INFO 220 focuses on resources for specific user groups as well as subject resources. Classes may be offered in variable units (one unit, or two units or three units).  We will try to be responsive to a changing information landscape.  

  • Over Fall and Spring
    • Digital Humanities (every Fall)
    • Legal Resources (every Spring)
    • LGBTIQ*
    • Maps and GIS (every Spring)
    • Medical (every Fall)
    • Music*
    • Readers Advisory Genres and Techniques (every Fall)
    • Psychology of the Information User*
    • Visual Resources Curation and Art Librarianship (at least once a year)
  • Summer:
    • Data Services in Libraries
    • Film and Media

*at least once every two years

INFO 246

  • Fall:
    • Big Data Analytics and Management
    • PHP/MySQL
    • Web Frameworks
    • Python
    • Text/Data Mining
    • XML and XSLT
  • Spring:
    • Drupal and Content Management Systems
    • Information Architecture
    • Information Visualization
    • JavaScript/jQuery
    • APIs
    • Python
  • Summer:
    • Graphic Design for Librarians
    • MySQL in Depth
    • Web 2.0 and Social Media
    • Workflow Assessment and Design in Collaboration with Technology Teams

INFO 267

  • Fall 
    • Controversial Literature (typically within a 2 year cycle)
  • Spring:
    • Intellectual Freedom and Youth 
    • Outreach Services to Teens and Children
  • Summer:
    • International Children’s Literature

INFO 281

Topics will vary and will be responsive to a changing information landscape but will be drawn from the following. Classes may be offered in variable units (one unit, or two units or three units). We will try to be responsive to a changing information landscape. 

  • Book Talking and Book Trailering (each summer)
  • Civic Literacy (each Spring)
  • Community Partnerships (each summer)
  • Cultural Competencies for Information Professionals (each fall and spring)
  • Crisis/Disaster Health Informatics (each Fall)
  • Digital Copyright (once a year)
  • Exploring the Digital Content Lifecycle (each Fall)
  • Emerging Technologies and the Impact on the Information Experience (each Fall)
  • Global Principles – Local Libraries   (each Spring and summer)
  • Graphic Novels (each summer)
  • Information Ethics (at least once every two years)
  • Information Integrity (at least once every two years)
  • Information Privacy (at least once every two years)
  • Information Secrecy (every two years)
  • Intercultural Communication (each Fall and Spring)
  • International Librarianship (each Fall)
  • Metadata (every Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • OER (each summer)
  • Scholarly Communication and Publishing: Access, Intellectual Property, and Impact (each summer)
  • Serving Homeless Patrons In Public Libraries (Spring and summer)

INFO 282

Topics will vary and will be responsive to a changing information landscape but will be drawn from the following. Classes may be offered in variable units (one unit, or two units or three units). We will try to be responsive to a changing information landscape. 

  • Community Leadership (each Spring)
  • Digital Assets Management (each Fall and Spring)
  • The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends (each Spring)
  • Financial Management*
  • Grant Writing (each Fall and Spring)
  • Human Relations Management*
  • Information Vendor Landscape (each Spring)
  • Knowledge Management (each Spring)
  • Political Advocacy (each Spring)
  • Project Management (each Fall and Spring)
  • Social Crisis Management: The Emerging Role of the Information Professional (at least once a year)
  • Using Social Media for Competitive and Company Research (each summer)

*at least once every two years

INFO 284

  • Fall:
    • Curating Exhibitions from Archival Collections
    • For Electronic Records: See MARA 211: Access, Storage, and Retrieval of Records and Information
    • Tools, Services, and Methodologies for Digital Curation 
  • Spring:
    • Digital Curation
    • Digitization and Digital Preservation
    • EAD
    • For Electronic Records:  See MARA 249: Management of Digital Data, Information, and Records
    • History of Books
    • History of Libraries in the US
    • Managing Photographic Collections
    • For Electronic Records: See MARA 249: Management of Digital Data, Information, and Records
  • Summer:
    • Genealogy
    • Medieval Manuscripts: Genres rotating with Incunabula (Early Printed Books)
    • Oral History
    • Photographic Preservation
    • Special Collections

We may also offer other INFO 284 topics (e.g. Curating Exhibitions from Archival Collections). Also see MARA  284 classes -up to 9 units can be counted towards the MLIS.

INFO 285

We will offer a variety of foci -selected from: 

  • Action research
  • Evaluating services and programs
  • General Overview of Research Methodologies
  • Historical research
  • Survey Research or Academic Library Research

INFO 287

Topics will vary and will be responsive to a changing information landscape. Classes may be offered in variable units (one unit, or two units or three units).

  • Adult Literacy (every summer)
  • AI in the Library (every Fall)
  • Augmented Virtual Reality (every summer)
  • Classification (every fall)
  • Collecting and Analyzing Data for Evidence Based Decisions ( Fall and Spring)
  • Cybersecurity (every Spring)
  • Design Thinking (every Spring (from Spring 2022)
  • Digital Libraries (every summer)
  • Hyperlinked Library (every Fall)
  • Innovation and Participatory Practice in Libraries (to include Maker Spaces) (at least once a year)
  • Library Services in the Digital Age (every Spring)
  • Linked Data (every summer)
  • OER (every summer)
  • Periodicals (every fall)
  • RDA (every Spring)
  • STEM in Libraries (every summer)
  • Subject Analysis (every Spring)
  • User Experience (at least once a year)

*at least once every two years